November 24: Connecticut Pizza

I’m might kick myself later, but I’m eating pizza tonight. The good stuff, from Connecticut. With onions and olives and green bell peppers, because those are my favorite toppings. With the thin, doughy crust underneath, a layer of evenly distributed sauce in the middle, and the cheese that’s going to hurt me on top. My…

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If I were a mythical creature…

At my office’s Christmas party this drizzly December, I wore a deep green t-shirt and placed a fake red rose behind my ear, as that was the most festive attire in my wardrobe. When asking if I looked festive enough, someone replied that I looked like a woodland nymph. How delightfully accurate! As a mythical…

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Letter from a Holey Tree

“Comfort, comfort my people,”     says your God. “Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone     and her sins are pardoned. Yes, the Lord has punished her twice over     for all her sins.” (Isaiah 40:1-2, NLT) I will bring comfort to your children. They frolic on the land about me and rest in my…

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The Cherry Blossom

The cherry blossom tree sat behind my K-12 school. For two weeks in May, she would bloom light pink and then shed her pretty petals on the sidewalk by the back door. As a girl, I thought I wanted to get married under rows of cherry blossoms. I then realized that their blooming time is…

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The White Oak

First, thanks for caring about the environment and history enough to read this story. Secondly, I hope you love this “stubborn” old fellow! He’s grand, really quite regal and friendly, with a lot to teach us.

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